Gulf Mobile & Ohio
Post World War II brochure promoting the Alton Route Passenger Trains
Describes a fictitious trip by a mother and daughter from Chicago to St. Louis and return.
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When you ride the Alton Route you too will enjoy, just as Nancy and her mother did, the comforts and conveniences of GM&O's three newly restyled streamliners operating between Chicago and St. Louis.


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Enroute to St. Louis.
Dear Aunt Mary,
Nancy and I are on our way to St. Louis. Our trip thus far as been so lovely, I am anxious to tell you all about it

We left from Chicago's Union Station. Nancy was quite fascinated by its size. I was greatly impressed by the courteous Alton Route hostess. Her helpfulness, as we boarded the St. Louis bound streamlined Ann Rutledge, was a great comfort. I knew I would not have to worry about Nancy during the trip.


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Our car had a charming, restful color scheme. Nancy enjoyed watching the countryside glide past the fog-proof picture windows. And the reclining coach seats were so comfortable -- They're called Sleepy Hollow -- and they certainly help you rest.

We visited the Parlor car with its revolving Sleepy Hollow seats and wide windows and fluorescent lighting.
We looked at the drawing rooms, too. It's big and cheerful. The whole car spells luxury.


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Lunch in the sparkling diner was unusually pleasant. The food was delicious and the steward and waiters very attentive, especially to children. They certainly do create a friendly atmosphere.

After lunch we strolled back to the Observation car. The broad windows, -- restful lounge chairs -- It is truly a wonderful place to relax and get acquainted with your traveling companions.


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Then we went to the Club Lounge car. Nancy had a glass of milk and we listened to the radio for awhile.
Dear me, we're pulling into St. Louis now -- I'll finish this later.

Here we are back home, so I'll finish this letter now. We arrived in St. Louis as fresh as daisies, thanks to a cool, comfortable ride in pleasant surroundings and the ever helpful attendants on the train.
This is a picture I took of Milles' Fountain just outside the station.


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Coming back Nancy wanted to sleep, so we took the Midnight Special. We had a roomy lower berth and both Nancy and I slept like we were sleeping in our own beds at home.

Bill was down to meet us when we arrived in Chicago. It's always nice to get home, but we're already looking forward to our next trip south on the friendly Alton Route.
Lovingly,
Emily


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The Alton Route
GM&O
The Direct Route Between the Midwest and Gulf Ports.

12 Streamlined Trains Daily
Between Chicago and St. Louis
6 Each Way...All Diesel Powered


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The Streamlined Rebels

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